Wow! This game was insane! Probably the most entertaining game this year. I always figured the Canucks and the Lamers hated each other the most, but I think the Oilers and the Canucks might hate each other just as much, if not more. There were fights constantly and scrums after every whistle. The Canucks really needed this game. Everyone had a great effort and it was nice to see all the guys sticking up for each other. So much happened in this game, I’ve probably forgotten half the stuff I wanted to write about.
I laughed in the first period when the Canucks penalty box was so full the penalty guy had to stand outside.
The Swedish meatballs line was hot tonight. 7 points between them. I thought Nazzy especially had a great game. He was skating well and it was fun to see him trash talking with Moreau near the end of the game.
Kesler and Burrows were awesome. I find it very entertaining watching them battle with whatever guys they’re checking. I liked how Burrows slashed Stoll after being hit by him when he was celebrating his empty netter. He won’t take crap from anyone.
Luc Bourdon had a great game. He has been getting better and better each game, and that was a nice move to save the puck when it got behind Lui. I would be sad to see Bourdon go in a trade, unless it were for an absolute amazing player up front.
Izzlebizzle played well again. He looks good on the checking line. Props to him for standing up for Kes after Kes took a bad hit.
I did not expect Mike Weaver to be a pretty good fighter, it was fun to watch.
Trev was hot getting in a fight in the last few seconds. It made me laugh when Shannon and Raymond were trying to get in there too.
Lui was on fire tonight. Several of his saves were the “Oh my god, how did that not go in?” type of save.
Watching Mitchell and Brodziak fight was fun. Mitchell had this huge smile on his face the whole time.
A sorry move by MacTavish putting Stortini out for the last faceoff. Yeah, Raymond and Shannon are really going to go head to head with your goon.
Stortini is on my shit list if Pyatt is injured from that hit and Greene is on my shit list for elbowing Kes in the head. Whatever Oiler was grinding Trev’s head into the ice at the end of the game is most definitely on my shit list.
A good effort and much needed two points. Hopefully the guys can build on this game and put some wins together in the next few weeks.